Guidelines for Annual Evaluations of Faculty Members
by the Director of the Philosophy Program




I.††††††††† All faculty of the Philosophy Program are required to submit annual self-evaluations during the spring semester of each academic year.† The period to be evaluated is the previous calendar year (i.e. spring, summer and fall semesters).† Format for these evaluations is attached (Appendix A).


II.†††††††† Annual self-evaluations are to be reviewed by the Philosophy Program Director who then writes a review of each faculty member to be submitted with the self-evaluations to the Chair of the English and Philosophy Department.† The Chair of the English and Philosophy Department makes recommendations for merit pay based on these reports.


III.†††††† In assessing the annual reports of faculty, the Director of the Philosophy Program shall use the following guidelines:


A) Using tenure and promotion guidelines in conjunction with the English and Philosophy Department workload document (Appendix B), and the Qualitative Scale for Professional Growth (Appendix C), the Director of the Philosophy Program shall assess each faculty member in the areas of teaching, service to the institution, and professional growth according to whether the faculty member exceeds expectations, meets expectations, or does not meet expectations.†


B) In determining whether a faculty member exceeds, meets, or does not meet expectations, the Director of the Philosophy Program will consider


1)      how the faculty member is progressing towards the next personnel action he or she faces (e.g. third-year review, tenure and promotion, post-tenure review, etc.)

2)      whether the faculty memberís performance in scholarship is commensurate with remaining on the three-three teaching load.

3)      whether the faculty member is following through on the projects he or she indicated were in progress in previous annual evaluations.

4)      how the faculty memberís work compares in both quality and quantity to other members of the program.


IV.†††††† Pursuant to the writing of an annual review, the faculty member will have an opportunity to view the review and sign it. Should the faculty member desire to amend the review in any way, he or she may attach a letter to the review before it is submitted to the Department Chair. The Department Chair may also attach an amendment to the review should he or she deem it worthwhile or necessary.




Appendix A


Outline of Information to be Submitted for Faculty Annual Evaluations.



††††††††††† I) Service

††††††††††††††††††††††† a) To the university

††††††††††††††††††††††† b) To the department

††††††††††††††††††††††† c) To the community

††††††††††† II) Scholarship already accomplished

a) Publications (Note: Please include off-prints, copies, or contracts along with your list of publications):

(1) Books

(2) Refereed Journal Articles

(3) Non-Refereed Journal Articles

(4) Book Reviews

b) Paper presentations

(1) Local

(2) Regional

(3) National

††††††††††††††††††††††† c) Participation in Conferences and Professional Organizations

(1) Local

(2) Regional

(3) National

††††††††††††††††††††††† d) Grants, fellowships, honors, and awards

e) Other professional activities


III) Scholarship in progress

††††††††††††††††††††††† a) Publications submitted

††††††††††††††††††††††† b) Publications in progress

††††††††††††††††††††††† c) Goals for the upcoming year


††††††††††† IV) Evaluation of items claimed in previous report


††††††††††† V) Teaching and professional development

††††††††††††††††††††††† a) Self-assessment and response to student evaluations

††††††††††††††††††††††† b) Supplemental materials developed for use in classes

c) Modifications of course materials and changes in pedagogy




Appendix B

Criteria for Faculty Reassigned Time


The normal expectation for all faculty in tenure-track positions will be to teach twelve hours per semester.† Expectations for any tenure-track faculty include contributions in teaching, research, and service. †The awarding of release time will be based on continued progress in professional development as determined annually by the Program Director and the Department Chair.†




Appendix C: Qualitative Scale for Professional Growth Activities


Subject to individual contextualization by the faculty member under review.


I. Publishing


B.Edited Book (critical essays)

C.Edited Scholarly or Creative Journal

D.Edited Book (primary texts)

E. Textbook

F. Translated Book

G.Tier-One Journal Article or Creative Equivalent

H.Tier-Two Journal Article or Creative Equivalent

I.Chapter in a book / essay, fiction piece, or poem in anthology

J.Guest-Edited Scholarly or Creative Journal

K.Critical bibliography

L.Review Article, Tier-One Journal

M.Review Article, Tier-Two Journal


O.Translation of article/fiction/essay/poem(s) in a Journal

P.Book Review, Tier-One Journal

Q.Book Review, Tier-Two Journal

R.Encyclopedia Entry/Article

II. Presentations

A.Paper or Creative Presentation, National or International Association

B.Paper or Creative Presentation, Regional Association

C.Paper or Creative Presentation, State Association

D.Commentator, National or International Association

E.Commentator, Regional Association

F.Commentator, State Association

G.Panel Chair, National or International Association

H.Panel Chair, Regional Association

I.Panel Chair, State Association

III. Professional Recognition/Awards

A.Grant-supported Seminar or Institute

B.Coordinator, Grant-Supported Seminar or Institute

C.Officer of Professional Organization

D.Service to Professional Organization

E.Garnering of Substantive Scholarly or Creative Award/Fellowship

F.Invited Reader at a Substantive Venue

IV.Service as a Referee

A.Referee, Book manuscript

B.Referee, Journal manuscript

C.Judge for Substantive Scholarly or Creative Award

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